Aug 26, 2008

Pig's Feet Soup and Andagi Coming Soon!

This weekend I'm going to see my relatives at the 26th Okinawan Festival. My grandfather was one of the first Okinawan immigrants to arrive in Hawaii in the 1900's. He settled on Kauai, worked hard and built a future for himself and his family. At this time of the year, people from all over come together to learn about and celebrate the Okinawan heritage and culture.

The Okinawan festival is held each year at the Kapiolani Park and is a good-fun community event for the entire family. There are lots of Okinawan foods to try and many of the local favorites. I'm not one for pig's feet soup but I love the hot, crispy-soft andagi! This year I'm going to try the Champuru plate. Check out what else in on the menu.

Along with food, there are craft galleries and cultural information tents, games for kids and lots of entertainment. Parking in Waikiki always seem to be difficult so there is a shuttle service from Kapiolani Community College to the Kapiolani site and back. For more information, please visit the Festival Web site.

2008 26th Okinawan Festival

Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 31, 2008 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

In appreciation of our Issei Pioneers, many of us now call Hawai'i our home. Hope to see you there.
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